Author: bethan

A Jam-Packed November with Restore!

As the nights draw in, and our thoughts turn towards Christmas, we can often find ourselves worrying about how we are going to afford those little extras this year. Christians Against Poverty have helped thousands of people through their money course, and have now revamped and updated it. We will be running the updated course in the run-up to Christmas and more courses in the New Year.

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Exam Results

Good luck to everyone waiting to hear their exam results today!

I’m sure mine isn’t the only house where stress levels have been rising recently! It always seems so unfair that our kids have to wait so long for their exam results, with so much of their future hanging in the balance. My kids have sat their GCSEs and both have provisional places to study further, but until that dreaded day, everything is on hold.

Food Shopping Tricks to Save Money and the Planet 

Did you know that around 6.7 millions tonnes of food is chucked in the bin each year by households in the UK? With food prices on the rise along with the cost of the living crisis, we’ve put together some top tips for reducing your food waste, saving some money and helping the planet! 

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A Cup of Tea with Lottie

Recently I sat down with Lottie* to hear how being involved with the Restore Programme has impacted her life. Here's her story:

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An interview with Katie, a Community Grocery Volunteer

By Alanna Chandar-Nair

Jubilee Week at the Grocery was busy! With our Jubilee cafe running all of last week we were chatting to the people of Lincoln ahead of an exciting bank holiday. I sat down with one of our Community Grocery volunteers Katie to chat all things Grocery and how our team of volunteers make such an important difference to the local community!

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Top Tips for Finding a New Job

Looking for work can often feel like an intimidating task: where to start, who to talk to, how to prepare for interviews – and what needs to go on a CV these days?

The good news is there is help on hand!

Earlier this year we launched our new Job Club in partnership with Christians Against Poverty (CAP), an eight week course designed to support you along the journey to employment. With CAP we’ve put together 11 top tips we hope will help you with finding a new job that you’ll love. A special thanks to Paul Jackson (North West Area Manager) and Steve Hudson (Job Club Manager, Skipton) for sharing their top tips! If you’re currently looking for work, why not sign up for our free job club today?

Here are some top tips for finding a new job that’s right for you:

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Saying Thank You in a Covid World

By Bethan Lloyd

To quote Billy Joel, ‘the times they are a-changing’. 

It’s been a strange old year, full of highs and lows, new experiences and a sense of groundhog days. As restrictions begin to lift and the sun begins to shine, it feels like a good time to pause and take stock: to say thank you to those who’ve been our support, our bubbles, our lifelines during these past few months. 

(Of course, every day is a good day to take time to say thank you!) 

To help get your thanking juices flowing, we’ve come up with some ideas for you!

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